One of my poolside ebooks this July was A Woman Lost by T.B. Markinson.
This was my first lesbian romance read and I was surprised how it pulled me in, but I’ve always believed love knows no color or gender, and this romance proves it.
Appealing. Relatable. Laugh out loud in spots.
A Woman Lost is an engaging tale about a historian who must learn that history doesn’t have to define us.
I was pulled into the story right at the beginning. Markinson does a great job of always giving the readers a reason to turn the page. A need to find out more. A nagging question that drives readers wild until the answer is given; which was probably why I finished the book in less than twenty-four hours. 🙂
I adored Lizzie’s relationship with her BFF Ethan. The friendship with Maddie was absolutely great from start to finish. I loved Sarah, but found myself wishing for a bit more background information. In the end, I felt like I knew more about Ethan and Maddie than I did the love interest. All in all, though, A Woman Lost is a great story about love, learning, understanding, and letting it go.
Elizabeth “Lizzie” Petrie has it all. She’s rich, beautiful, intelligent, and successful. None of this matters to her mom. Les-Bi-An. That’s all her mom sees. Even though Lizzie insists her mom’s antagonism does not bother her, Lizzie distances herself from her entire family. When her brother, Peter, calls her out of the blue to announce he’s getting married, Lizzie’s entire life changes drastically. Peter’s fiancée wants to bring the lesbian outcast back into the family. Will this desire cause Lizzie to lose everything dear to her? Sarah, Lizzie’s girlfriend, is ecstatic about this change in Lizzie’s personal life. Sarah, the hopeless romantic, wants it all, including settling down with the fiercely independent Lizzie. Can Lizzie be tamed? And can she survive her family and all of their secrets?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR T. B. Markinson is a 40-year old American writer, living in England, who pledged she would publish before she was 35. Better late than never. When she isn’t writing, she’s traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in England, or taking the dog for a walk. Not necessarily in that order. A Woman Lost is her debut novel.